Monday, October 25

The third wave of the covid already affects 36 centers for the elderly in the province

Concern is growing in the nursing homes of the province by increase in coronavirus outbreaAlso,For many healthcare professionals we arel beginning of the third wave of the pandemic and again the nursing homes are once again in the spotlight for their special vulnerability to the contagious virus. The figures updated yesterday afternoon by the Ministry of Health offer a disturbing image of the current situation. There are some positive cases in 109 nursing homes -8 in the province of Castellón, 36 in the province of Alicante and 65 in the province of Valencia- as well as in 22 centers of functional diversity -4 in the province of Castellón, 7 in the province of Alicante and 11 in the province of Valencia- and 2 centers for minors in the province of Valencia, 1 in Castellón and another in Alicante.

In the whole of the Valencian Community there are 227 new positive residents and 61 professionals. The number of elderly deaths rises to 15 and the Ministry of Health has subjected 32 residences to active surveillance of health control: 2 in the province of Castellón, 14 in the province of Alicante and 16 in the province of Valencia.

Public Health and the Department of Health of Torrevieja They had planned to start vaccination against covid-19 yesterday in this health area in three nursing homes. Yet in the middle of the Third Age Our Lady of the Snows of Pilar de la Horadada it had to be suspended when an outbreak of the disease was detected. In this residence, whose facilities are located in the urban center of the municipality, suspicious cases began to be observed on Friday, January 1. But yesterday the outbreak was confirmed after affecting almost all residents -19 of 22- and 8 of the 11 workers on the staff. All of them asymptomatic as this diary could confirm.

With this volume of infections, the residence has been intervened by the Generalitat to support the care work with the application of isolation protocols for residents, among other measures that have already been implemented.

It should be remembered that Pilar de la Horadada maintained until a few days ago one of the lowest cumulative incidence levels in the Valencian Community of confirmed covid cases for a municipality with more than 20,000 inhabitants, with only 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Another of the residences that works in the ciCanaveralerde, suffered a major coronavirus outbreak between the end of August and mid-November with more than 80 infections. 11 residents died during that period, seven with coronavirus. In addition to this center, Health had scheduled vaccination in the La Inmaculada nursing home, in Torrevieja. This private facility run by a religious congregation suffered a major coronavirus outbreak during the first wave of the pandemic that affected both residents and employees for several weeAlso,

Also the situation in the residences in the Alcoy Health Department tends to get complicated. The three outbreaks that were already known in the Mariola, Emilio Sala and San José de Alcoy nursing homes the appearance of, so far, four cases in the residence is added By virtue of the House Cocentaina, two users and two workers, as this newspaper has learned. Likewise, a worker at the Domus Vi center in Alcoy has been infected with the virus, severely punished in the first wave of the pandemic with the death of 73 of its residents.

In Petrer the residence for the elderlMolinaineta the outbreak that has suffered since the beginning of November has not closed. The reis thatcause on Saturday, January 2, a worker at the center tested positive. Therefore, until January 17, vaccination will not take place as long as the center is free of covid. AnNovellavelda, the Elda Department of Public Health keepsNovellavelda Nursing Home “intervened” after the outbreak detected on December 30. At the moment the number of infected is 25 residents who, in principle, are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

The nursing home is managed by the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Helpless Elderly andNovellavelda City Council has increased disinfection tasks abroad, also activating a special protocol for the safe removal of waste.

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